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Hi guys,

Nothing too special. I am still trying to get proficient at hand cutting dovetails so make opportunities to keep cutting them. This box was more dovetail practise - I just decided I may as well build a box while I was at it to hold my marking gauges - there is a spot reserved in the middle for a Veritas micro adjust that is on its way :). So no embelishments - just got in as much hand tool practise as I could along the way. Blackwood and Tassie Oak.

Cheers, Dom

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Nice looking project! Good project for hand tool practice and use of the final product.
 

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Really like this box, Dom. Great design, nice execution.
 

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That's a very nice looking box. The contrast in the wood and your attention to detail makes for a beautiful box. Your skill as a woodworker is excellent. Thanks for sharing
 

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Looks great to me.
 

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Really beautiful and precise dovetails. I agree with Joe about your choice of woods. Very nicely done.
 

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Beautiful dovetails and awesome design on the box. I am so "borrowing" the lid design portion. I can't cut a clean dovetail to save my life so that is the only thing I am "borrowing". Thanks for sharing. Great woodworking skill shown in that piece.
 

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This is a very nice practice box. Congratulations.
 

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Man, thats a good looking box. Great job and thanks for sharing.
 

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Dom, I like the idea of making something useful instead of just making scraps. Good job on the dovetails and a very nice choice of woods. I should think you will smile a bit every time you reach for your marking gauge. Making nice things to use in the shop will do that and helps you take pride in what you do. Nice work. Keep boxing and keep posting.
 

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Thanks guys, the positive comments are very much appreciated. I think that making a box is very much a better way to practice dovetails than just making a heap of corners as I started off doing! The down-side is you cut less dovetails for a given amount of time, but the upside is you get something you are proud to keep at the end and get to develop some other techniques.

Happy woodworking!

Cheers, Dom
 

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Nice looking box, Dom. Looks like your practice is paying off.
 

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Great work on dovetails! I like the uncentered opening pull.
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. Much appreciated!

Added the last gauge which arrived recently. A new Veritas micro adjust. It's very nice!



Cheers, Dom
 

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